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Someone was interested in my two seater. This is a picture before it was finished. It has a 12 HP Briggs engine with and MTD variable speed pulley setup.
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Finished car here. We drive it almost every day around our place in the hills of Tennessee
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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeThu Jan 10, 2013 10:34 am

Wow that's really nice! The wood looks cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeThu Jan 10, 2013 11:39 am

Cery cool indeed. We're going to need some closeup shots.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeThu Jan 10, 2013 11:58 am

Nice work, looks like you make furniture. Neat little car.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeThu Jan 10, 2013 12:19 pm

Looks like something my great grandfather would have made (he was a woodworker). Very cool.

How much does it weigh?

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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeThu Jan 10, 2013 1:10 pm

How much does it weigh? A lot! This one is solid oak which is heavy but also strong. I would guess the car with out the riders would be in the 350 pound range. I know I cannot pick up even the front end, I have to use a hoist. I tell people it will go anywhere I can get traction. I thought about locking the differential but decided I didn't want to loose the steering ability. The ground clearance is not all that great either. I will run out and take some more pictures and post them in the next day or so.
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PostSubject: More Pictures of the Two Seater   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeThu Jan 10, 2013 10:02 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeThu Jan 10, 2013 10:17 pm

It was cool until you mentioned the vari-drive.

Just kidding, thats really what a vari-drive should be in. Looks really good and I like your leaf suspension.

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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeThu Jan 10, 2013 10:30 pm

Really sweet looking! Good job on it Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2013 12:14 am

Did you extend the rear axles to make it wider if so may i ask how? Have you thought to pulley swap it and speed it up a lil maybe 10 mph to git around quicker.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2013 10:45 am

Sorry, I left the picture of the axle extension out. I purchased heavy wall tube. 3/4 ID - 1-1/4 OD to make a splice on each end of the shaft coming out of the trans-axle. I installed an additional 3/4 inch roller bearing next to each wheel.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2013 2:52 pm

Very nice build there, and Welcome. My grandfather is a wood worker too. He helped me make my oak sides for my truck bed. Looks like the same wood. Very stout for sure. Definitely the alternative to welding. PS, I scooted your second post into your build post so it doesn't clutter up stuff, and also to make it easier for folks to find you build pictures. Just post additional pictures and other stuff related to your build in here.

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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2013 6:24 pm

I did do a pulley swap on the motor. I think it is about 6 or 7 inches in dia. Ground speed is about twice what the mower was.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2013 8:07 pm

I like that! Very neat indeed.
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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2013 8:29 pm

Very nice. Thats something that I could use.

Does the bed dump on it?
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PostSubject: Re: Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower   Two Seat Car from old MTD Mower Icon_minitimeSat Jan 12, 2013 5:05 am

No dump at this point. It would not be too hard to do thought. The bed is removable with just two bolts to access the belts.
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